1970 ABA Playoffs

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The 1970 ABA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the American Basketball Association's 1969-1970 season. The tournament concluded with the Eastern Division champion Indiana Pacers defeating the Western Division champion Los Angeles Stars, four games to two in the ABA Finals.


  Division Semifinals Division Finals ABA Finals
                           
  1  Denver Rockets 4  
3  Washington Caps 3  
  1  Denver Rockets 1  
Western Division
    4  Los Angeles Stars 4  
4  Los Angeles Stars 4
  2  Dallas Chaparrals 2  
    W4  Los Angeles Stars 2
  E1  Indiana Pacers 4
  1  Indiana Pacers 4  
3  Carolina Cougars 0  
1  Indiana Pacers 4
Eastern Division
    2  Kentucky Colonels 1  
4  New York Nets 3
  2  Kentucky Colonels 4  


The Indiana Pacers finished the season with the league's best regular season record (59-25, .702) before going on to win the ABA championship. This same feat was accomplished by the Oakland Oaks during the prior season and by the Pittsburgh Pipers in the year before that.

The Pacers became the first ABA champions to return in the same form for the following season. The Oakland Oaks became the Washington Caps for the 1969-1970 ABA season; the Pittsburgh Pipers had become the Minnesota Pipers after winning the ABA championship the prior season.

Roger Brown of Indiana was the Most Valuable Player of the ABA playoffs.

Western Division[edit]

Champion: Los Angeles Stars

Division Semifinals

(1) Denver Rockets vs. (3) Washington Caps: Rockets win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Denver: Denver 130, Washington 111
  • Game 2 @ Denver: Denver 143, Washington 133
  • Game 3 @ Washington: Washington 125, Denver 120
  • Game 4 @ Washington: Washington 131, Denver 114
  • Game 5 @ Denver: Denver 132, Washington 110
  • Game 6 @ Washington: Washington 116, Denver 111
  • Game 7 @ Denver: Denver 143, Washington 119

(2) Dallas Chaparrals vs. (4) Los Angeles Stars: Stars win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Dallas: Los Angeles 115, Dallas 103
  • Game 2 @ Dallas: Dallas 129, Los Angeles 121
  • Game 3 @ Los Angeles: Dallas 116, Los Angeles 104
  • Game 4 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 144, Dallas 138
  • Game 5 @ Dallas: Los Angeles 146, Dallas 139
  • Game 6 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 124, Dallas 123

Division Finals

(1) Denver Rockets vs. (4) Los Angeles Stars: Stars win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ Denver: Denver 123, Los Angeles 113
  • Game 2 @ Denver: Los Angeles 114, Denver 105
  • Game 3 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 119, Denver 113
  • Game 4 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 114, Denver 110
  • Game 5 @ Denver: Los Angeles 109, Denver 107

Eastern Division[edit]

Champion: Indiana Pacers

Division Semifinals

(1) Indiana Pacers vs. (3) Carolina Cougars: Pacers win series 4-0

  • Game 1 @ Indiana: Indiana 123, Carolina 105
  • Game 2 @ Indiana: Indiana 103, Carolina 98
  • Game 3 @ Carolina: Indiana 115, Carolina 106
  • Game 4 @ Carolina: Indiana 110, Carolina 106

(2) Kentucky Colonels vs. (4) New York Nets: Colonels win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Kentucky: New York 122, Kentucky 118
  • Game 2 @ Kentucky: Kentucky 113, New York 111
  • Game 3 @ New York: New York 107, Kentucky 99
  • Game 4 @ New York: Kentucky 128, New York 101
  • Game 5 @ Kentucky: New York 127, Kentucky 112
  • Game 6 @ New York: Kentucky 116, New York 113
  • Game 7 @ Kentucky: Kentucky 112, New York 101

Division Finals

(1) Indiana Pacers vs. (2) Kentucky Colonels: Pacers win series 4-1

  • Game 1 @ Indiana: Kentucky 114, Indiana 110
  • Game 2 @ Indiana: Indiana 121, Kentucky 110
  • Game 3 @ Kentucky: Indiana 114, Kentucky 110
  • Game 4 @ Kentucky: Indiana 111, Kentucky 103
  • Game 5 @ Indiana: Indiana 117, Kentucky 103

ABA Finals[edit]

(1) Indiana Pacers VS. (4) Los Angeles Stars: Pacers win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Indiana: Indiana 109, Los Angeles 93
  • Game 2 @ Indiana: Indiana 114, Los Angeles 111
  • Game 3 @ Los Angeles: Los Angeles 109, Indiana 106
  • Game 4 @ Los Angeles: Indiana 142, Los Angeles 120
  • Game 5 @ Indiana: Los Angeles 117, Indiana 113
  • Game 6 @ Los Angeles: Indiana 111, Los Angeles 107

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